If you’ve devoted a decade or more to eating a clean diet, properly portioning your foods to avoid overeating, and working out almost every day of the week but still have cellulite, we can help. At SkinMD Seattle in Seattle, WA, we have a solution that can treat your cellulite, get rid of it, and help you feel more confident no matter what you wear. That solution is called Cellutone, and it’s life-changing.
What Is Cellutone?
Cellutone is an exciting, non-invasive body contouring treatment that targets cellulite and removes it without using a single surgical measure. This treatment uses acoustic wave therapy to eliminate cellulite and improve the appearance of the surface of your skin.
The Cellutone device generates vibrational energy and that energy directly targets your cellulite, massaging the area with repetitive, circular motions. That bumpy texture that is definitive of cellulite will be gone.
How Does It Work?
The lymphatic system is a powerful bodily system that doesn’t get much attention, but it should. It’s the lymphatic system in conjunction with increased circulation that is responsible for the success of this body contouring treatment. During treatment, lymphatic flow and circulation are improved, and the skin and the cellulite beneath the surface are affected.
Cellutone works by promoting lymphatic drainage, increasing and speeding blood flow within the treatment area, reducing inflammation in the tissue, and treating the fat in the area that leads to cellulite.
What Does It Treat?
The benefit of Cellutone is that it can treat cellulite that appears anywhere on the body. The most common treatment area is the buttocks and the thighs, but it can also treat cellulite that appears on the upper arms, bra line, flanks, and the stomach. If you have cellulite in other areas of your body that are causing you concern, Dr. Balogun can discuss your concerns and determine if this treatment will help you get your desired results.
What Happens During Treatment?
Cellutone treatments are completely painless. You will not need any medications, neither topical nor oral, to make it through your treatment comfortably. Once your treatment begins, you will hear the noise made by the device. These sounds are a result of the sound waves that vibrate back and forth against the surface of your skin.
Treatments are quick and only take seven to ten minutes to complete. If you are treating a larger area of cellulite, your treatment may take slightly longer to complete.
How Long Does It Take To See Results?
The total number of treatments necessary to see results varies based on your goals and how much cellulite you want to treat. Typically, the best results come from a treatment plan that includes four to six sessions spaced one week apart. This provides your skin texture with the opportunity to improve between treatments.
Additionally, it provides us with the ability to analyze your skin texture to see how many additional treatment sessions are necessary to achieve your desired results. You will notice an improvement in the appearance of your cellulite after each treatment, but best results are typically seen up to three weeks post-treatment.
How Long Will My Results Last?
There are different types of cellulite, and those types determine how long your results will last. If you have developed cellulite as a result of poor lymphatic flow and improper circulation, you may need to undergo regular treatments every four months for the best results. If your cellulite is a result of tissue damage, once you undergo this treatment your results will last forever.
No matter what has caused your cellulite, the best way to maintain your results is to maintain a healthy weight and avoid gaining more than 10 pounds of your healthy body weight.
Are There Any Aftercare Requirements?
After your treatments, you won’t have a long list of aftercare requirements. To ensure the best results, we ask our patients to avoid blood-thinning medications and supplements, including Vitamin E, St. John’s Wort, NSAIDs, anticoagulants, and anti-platelet medications.
Is There Any Downtime?
The benefit of this treatment is that you won’t have to plan around downtime. You can resume your normal daily activities immediately following your treatments. You won’t have to schedule time off of work, nor will you have to enlist help around the house. Depending on how many areas you plan on treating, you may even be able to schedule your appointment during your lunch hour.
What Will Happen to My Skin Post-Treatment?
If you’re concerned about sagging skin post-treatment, you don’t need to be. Sagging skin results from rapid weight loss, not body contouring treatments. This treatment helps remove the fat that causes cellulite, it doesn’t cause rapid fat loss. It increases blood flow to the area of the body containing cellulite and improves lymphatic flow to smooth the skin and reduce the overall appearance of your cellulite.
Am I a Candidate?
If cellulite is keeping you from wearing certain clothes and feeling comfortable and confident in your own skin, you are most likely a candidate for this treatment. Patients of all skin tones and types who have experienced some degree of abdominal bloating can get results from this treatment. During your initial consultation, we’ll analyze your problem areas and determine if Cellutone is right for you.
Who Doesn’t Qualify for Treatment?
Those who don’t qualify for this treatment include:
- Pregnant women
- Those with bleeding disorders
- Individuals who have had surgery six weeks prior to their appointment
- Those who qualify as obese
- Those who suffer from vasculitis or phlebitis
- Those with active skin infections, open skin lesions, or tumors
- Individuals with vascular fragility
- Patients on antiplatelet or anticoagulant medications
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
If you want to love the reflection you see in the mirror, this treatment can help you do just that. Contact us today at SkinMD Seattle in Seattle, WA and schedule your initial consultation with one of our experienced experts to learn more about the life-changing results of Cellutone.